The problem is obvious to students and faculty alike this time of the semester. Many classes have shrunk to a fraction of their original size.
Where have all the students gone? Why do so many community college students give up and stop coming before a class is over? Can anything be done to keep students plugged in for the entire semester?
Constance Staley, professor of communication at the University of Colorado, set out to answer this question when she spoke on campus April 12. Staley’s speech topic was “True Grit: Is Resilience Something We Can Teach?”